Dr. Joachim Pissarro will include this work in his forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Drawings by Camille Pissarro.
The present work is likely related to Pissarro’s important painting, La Moisson, 1882 (fig. 1). Pissarro made an unusually large number of preparatory drawings for this painting, which were likely executed during the harvest of August 1881. The rapid strokes and strong, fluid lines imbue the three harvesters with a definite sense of movement.
fig. 1. Camille Pissarro, La Moisson, 1882. The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo.